(Host) The head of the Vermont National Guard is warning people across the world to beware that someone is using his name and photographs of him as part of Facebook and Skype frauds.
The guard says at least three people – in Canada, Taiwan and Germany – have responded to pleas from someone they believed to be Major General Michael Dubie.
A woman from Toronto tells the Associated Press she wired more than $3,000 to a London address believing she was helping Dubie pay to ship money to Canada from Iraq.
The Department of Defense says many high ranking officers and others have been victims of similar frauds.
After she started to receive threatening calls, the Toronto woman contacted the guard and learned she wasn’t dealing with Dubie.